I'm using an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN network adapter on Windows 8.1. I'm trying to capture the traffic from my mobile phone(s) which are all connected to my home network. I've switched the various phones (iPhone/ Android & Windows) onto airplane mode so I'm definitely going via the WiFi. I've got the interface set to capture in promiscuous mode.
However I am not capturing any thing from the phones other than ARP packets outbound from the phones but no responses and no other packets. I suspect that my network card (or the driver) simply doesn't have the capability to be "truly promiscuous" (to coin a phrase) - would anyone have any insight into this please?
Thank you in advance
asked 12 Feb '15, 13:43
It's called "monitor mode", and the adapter probably supports it, and there's a good chance that the driver does. However, WinPcap, which Wireshark uses to capture traffic on Windows, doesn't support monitor mode.
answered 13 Feb '15, 00:09
Guy Harris ♦♦